Judd Apatow's Love

Netflix must be happy with its upcoming series Love, because they’ve already given the show a two-season order. Judd Apatow is one of the creators and executive producers of the show, which is about two youngish people named Gus and Mickey struggling to find love. The Netflix original program stars Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper).

Watch the Love trailers after the jump.

The first season of Love features 10 episodes, while season two will have a total of 12. That’s clearly a sign of confidence on Netflix’s part, and they did the same when they ordered two seasons of House of Cards back in 2013. If these clever teasers are any indication, the streaming service has another success on their hands.

The show “follows nice guy Gus (Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid.”

Here are the Love trailers:

The “Meet Micky” teaser is my personal favorite, if only because it features Brett Gelman (The Other Guys). Apatow has had creative success in television, with Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, not to mention the HBO hit Girls. The writer and director of Funny People and Knocked Up co-created Love with Girls writer Lesley Arfin. Brent Forrester (The Office) is the showrunner of Love, so with Forrester, Apatow, Arfin, and more, there’s a lot of talent behind this comedy.

Since the show is about characters dealing with the joys or horrors of intimacy and love, this material is right up Apatow’s alley. He’s explored those kinds of struggles frequently in his past work, especially in last summer’s Trainwreck, and it usually makes for the heart of his comedies. Since these are 30-second trailers, we don’t get much of a sense of tone, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more drama in Love than we might think. As funny as Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared are, their episodes often deal with failure and heartbreak.

Here’s the official synopsis for Love:

Created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, Love follows nice guy Gus (Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. Brent Forrester and Dean Holland also serve as executive producers of Love.

Love is available on Netflix on February 19th.

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